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HD TV-Need Two Outputs For Different Components?

popeye123
02-18-2006, 10:10 AM
I bought a HDTV. I also have a Progressive DVD Player. There is only one output on TV for HD. I gather there is a switch or something that will enable me to hook up two devices so I can get optimal quality or actually use the DVD player. Is there a switch that does this? Does it reduce picture quality? Is there a difference is quality of "switches? If so, what is recommended? I relly do not want to spend a lot of money. Advice appreciated, thanks!

daleb
02-18-2006, 12:27 PM
Just search this forum.. there are several threads with this information only a few days old.
If you want specific information, then be specific about what connection types (HDMI, DVI, components, etc.)
Again, this question is posed and answered almost every other day. All the info is here, just set aside some time to read it.

popeye123
02-18-2006, 12:32 PM
Newbie here. Which cables am I looking for. DVI? I want to hook up my HD box(Scientific Atlanta 8300 Explorer) and progressive scan DVD player(Sony SLV-D500P) to the one outlet on the back of the TV(SONY-KP61xbr300)(three color cable). If you can direct me to what I should put in search, that would be great. Thanks for the reply and help.

daleb
02-18-2006, 06:14 PM
Look here for the cables and switches you need.

www.monoprice.com

I don't have your specific equipment, so can not comment on details. But it should be self-explanatory following the setups in the owners manual and seeing what kind of cables you need.

RSawdey
02-21-2006, 11:58 PM
Those are INputs on the TV, and OUTputs on the DVD player. Signal flows from the DVD source to the TV destination.

leevitalone
02-22-2006, 07:48 PM
I bought a HDTV. I also have a Progressive DVD Player. There is only one output on TV for HD. I gather there is a switch or something that will enable me to hook up two devices so I can get optimal quality or actually use the DVD player. Is there a switch that does this? Does it reduce picture quality? Is there a difference is quality of "switches? If so, what is recommended? I relly do not want to spend a lot of money. Advice appreciated, thanks!
another way to lok at it is: HDMI for HD, comp. for DVD. If Tv is comp. omly, then get a switcher or reciever that will do switching. www.beldencables.com www.bluejeanscables.com